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Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Frozen" Lets Go With Dynamic Soundtrack

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BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Frozen" hits a high note this week with details of its dynamic soundtrack featuring eight original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez ("In Transit," "Winnie the Pooh") and Tony® Award-winning songwriter Robert Lopez ("Avenue Q," "The Book of Mormon"), plus a phenomenal score by the composer of last year's Oscar®-winning short "Paperman," Christophe Beck. The original motion picture soundtrack, which features the end-credit recording of "Let It Go" by Demi Lovato, is available for sale on Nov. 25, 2013. Directed by Chris Buck ("Tarzan," "Surf's Up") and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, "Wreck-It Ralph"), who also wrote the screenplay, and produced by Peter Del Vecho ("Winnie the Pooh," "The Princess and the Frog") "Frozen" hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013.

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According to Del Vecho, the original music adds to both the emotional story and the humor within this high-action comedy adventure. "Jennifer, Chris and the team have created a film with an engaging setting full of compelling characters," he said. "The music elevates and propels this storytelling. The songwriters Kristen and Bobby participated in the creation of the story. We met with them for two hours each day via video conference while we were building our plot—not necessarily about the songs, but about the characters: who they are, how they think, what they want. Each song enhances and expands the story in a way that fully engages the audience in this world."

The Book of LopezAnderson-Lopez and Lopez contributed eight original songs to the film—each with the responsibility to propel the story in a specific way. The defining moment for the film's music, said Lopez, was a song written early in the process called "Let It Go." "That was our lynchpin," he said. "We wanted to write the biggest, beltiest diva number we could channel because we knew we had Idina Menzel—who just knocks it out of the park—and we knew her character Elsa was experiencing something epic in her life."

The song resonated with filmmakers—so well, in fact, that it made them rethink scenes leading up to the moment. "'Let It Go' was the first song that we all knew belonged in the film because it helped shape Elsa's character," said Lee. "It delivers such a poignant and powerful message about how she's feeling that we needed to back up and earn that song—to show how she finds herself in that place at that time."

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